In this era, when skill development and capacity building are the needs of every sector of the world economies for growth, an independent organisation, Law Event Limited (TLE), concerned with the up rising of young laws in the legal profession to keep them abreast with today’s legal practices worldwide, the body has concluded every plan for its second edition of the annual Young Lawyers Conference (YLC) billed for July 21 and 22, 2011.
According to the Director, Mr. Seyi Akinwunmi, our primary task is to bring young lawyers together to discuss issues affecting them within the legal profession and proffer solutions to them.
The conference is aimed at helping young lawyers develop the skill and capacity to ensure they remain relevant in the modern day practice.
“The practice of law in Nigeria and indeed globally has become more challenging and competitive and thus the role of the young lawyer cannot be under-estimated, which then necessitates providing a platform beyond the classroom for proper grooming and enlightenment of the young lawyer to compete favourably with peers from all over the world.
Akinwunmi said, many lawyers after several years of being called to the bar are still unable to find their feet in the leal profession. They are unable to find their path in the quest for accomplishment in the practice of law and often times they look out for mentors within the profession o guide them in their pursuit of excellence.
“It’s a forum where the younger lawyers can ask the senior lawyers questions without feeling intimidated. It’s not going to be strictly law, but a lot of law to attract lawyers and it is a forum where the soft skills that young lawyer needs to succeed can be discussed – ranging from the lawyers dress code etc.
In addition, Conference Secretary, the Law Event, Mr. Tolutope Aderemi, said that the whole concept of the conference seek to stake the future of younger lawyers in Nigeria.
It is a conference that seems to be all in compassing – bringing together all young lawyers, whether from pure litigation, corporate commercial etc. It is privately funded, it has no conflict with any existing institution.